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Memorable Manitobans: Roland Earl Oliver (1892-?)

Postmaster, Killarney.

Born at Killarney, Manitoba, 1892. Son of Richard Oliver and Sarah Hill. Was educated at Killarney. Family came to Manitoba in 1882; homesteaded; mother’s people also a pioneer family; settled near Boissevain; grandfather Hill teamed his grain to Emerson and Brandon with oxen, was the owner of the first team of horses in the district, Mr. Oliver joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 12 December 1915, 144th Battalion; France, March1917; attached 8th Battalion; saw service at Vimy Ridge, Arleux, Fresnoy; was wounded at Hill 70; invalided to Canada; finally discharged, 23 September 1918. Appointed Postmaster, December 1923; has been secretary-treasurer GWVA, 1923-24; President, 1925. Anglican. Address, Killarney, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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